All WIC sites are open and providing remote services (by phone) and mailing benefits or adding benefits to the eWIC cards for those in the Pilot sites.
WIC is a public health program that improves birth outcomes and children’s long term health outcomes. WIC does not ask immigration status and is not a part of Public Charge.
WIC benefits provide you and your child with one-on-one nutrition counseling, referrals with services you may need, and a food prescription to meet your needs, and your child's specific needs. As long as you are in the WIC program, we will meet with you to celebrate the steps in your child's growth and learning. Women who apply early in their pregnancy are more likely to have a healthy baby. Children who stay on WIC until the age of five, are better prepared and more likely to succeed in school.
Who we help
Rhode Islanders that are pregnant, breastfeeding, or post-partum (up to 6 months, regardless of birth outcome), and/or have a child up to age 5 may participate in the WIC program if they meet our eligibility guidelines. Click here to view RI WIC eligibility guidelines. Any parent or guardian of a child under the age of 5 can apply to the WIC program. WIC PreScreening Tool (usda.gov)
There is no cost for WIC participation.
Where to apply for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Services